It’s extremely easy to mistake these Doug Bloodworth paintings for photographs. After all, his ability to render lighting conditions and texture is so accurate, his fingers might as well be computer ink cartridges. But it’s not just his impeccable technical skills that make Bloodworth such an amazing talent.
Looking at Doug Bloodworth’s work, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with a sense of nostalgia as all of his illustrations feature childhood favourites like comic books, chips, cookies, and soda. He places these objects in tasteful compositions that emulate kids leaving behind these items in the pursuit of other fun prospects. Rendering each image with a close perspective also adds intimacy to his pieces.
Bloodworth’s incorporation of comic books is especially noteworthy as it demonstrates his fluency in superhero illustrating in addition to his astounding photorealism skills.